Man on steal­ing charge

Wanneroo Times - - News -

PO­LICE re­cently charged a man with steal­ing af­ter he al­legedly de­posited a $12,000 cheque that be­longed to a Wan­gara car yard. Se­nior Sergeant Stu­art Fair­lie said the car­yard had made the cheque out to cash and given it to a for­mer staff mem­ber to pay for sec­ond­hand ve­hi­cles in June last year. But the cheque was never cashed. Sgt Fair­lie ex­plained the cheque sat idle for more than a year, in which time it had left the hands of the for­mer em­ployee and al­legedly found its way into the pos­ses­sion of the ac­cused. In­ves­ti­ga­tors made the ar­rest af­ter track­ing the cheque to the al­leged of­fender’s bank ac­count. Sgt Fair­lie said there was also CCTV footage of the 35-year-old Nol­la­mara man al­legedly de­posit­ing the cheque on May 19. He is due to face Joon­dalup Mag­is­trates Court on Septem­ber 11.

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